Silva Film Music 2011/Compilation of Film Composers

January 27, 2012

When a release is digital only as the case with SILVA FILM MUSIC 2011 one knows the market is not the soundtrack collector but a person who might not own a CD. The sampling rate is much smaller perhaps 192kBit/s resulting in a somewhat muddy sound on my Marantz CD 5004/Grado 325i headphones. I transfer everything to CD and the file was 1/5 the size of a wave file. However, I took the time to compare sound with the MP3 player I have with modest quality TDK earbuds and it produced an adequate sound. The file size was perfect for it!

 

There are seven cues performed by The London Music Works and five from City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra both used frequently by Rick Clark of Silva Records.  This is their 5th year of offering a compilation.The selections chosen are definitely many of the box office hits of 2011 and are geared to the under 30 crowd with the possible exception of War Horse that just happened to be the best cue in my opinion. It is performed with the right amount of delicacy from the piano, a nice lush sound from the strings, and good harmonic tone from the brass. The tempo is similar to the OST and it is well recorded. Being a former trombone player I know how difficult it is for 10 brass players to be in unison to get that right sound. I also found the suite from Super 8 to be pleasant enough as Giacchino is an excellent composer and the orchestral arrangement and recording were fine. The Adventures of Tin Tin had a listenable blend of electronics and refrained jazz. For me the rest of the tracks were ones I have to put in the category of music I just don’t understand. Available for download from Amazon.

 

Track Listing:

1… Thor Kills The Destroyer from Thor (1:53) composed by Doyle

2… Lily’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2:18) composed by Desplat

3… The Reunion from War Horse (3:55) composed by Williams

4… I Drive from Drive (1:59) composed by Martinez

5… Super 8 Suite from Super 8 (6:10) composed by Giacchino

6… Love Death Birth from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1(6:10) composed by Burwell

7… The Adventures of Tintin from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (3:06) composed by Williams

8… Captain America March from Captain America (2:36) composed by Silvestri

9… Mermaids from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (8:06)

10… It’s Our Fight from Transformers: Dark of the Moon (6:40) by Jablonsky

11… Magneto from X-Men: First Class (1:51) composed by Jackman

12… Sky Fight/End Credits from Immortals (2:17) composed by Morris

 

Tracks 1,4,7,9,10,11,12 performed by London Music Works

Tracks 2, 3,5,6,8 performed by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Total Time is 47 minutes

 

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